Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013

Maluku dam collapse in Indonesia kills 1, injures 32: Disaster Mitigation Agency

Maluku dam collapse in Indonesia has claimed life on at least one and injured thirty two others, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said today.

Torrential rain and floods caused the Maluka dam to collapse leaving one dead and another missing.

Out of thirty two, eight people are reported to be seriously injured.

Around 5,200 people have been evacuated from a village near Ambon.

More than 400 mm of rain was recorded in 24h locally which caused the dam to break in Way Ela, central Maluku.

Two Hercules planes have been delivered with 15 tons worth of disaster relief aid including tents, food and clothes, Jakarta Globe has written quoting an official of National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 25, 2013